Cold Fusion: The Scientific Fiasco of the Century

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Professor Huizenga, Co-Chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy Cold Fusion Panel that investigated the claims of Pons and Fleischmann-the scientists behind the ill-fated "cold fusion" experiments at the University of Utah in 1989- here documents the entire fascinating saga and provides a careful and thorough study of the controversy that followed. The factual, hardhitting account concludes with a discussion of the lessons to be learned from the episode and the implications for the proper conduct of science. In this new paperback edition, the author has taken the opportunity to bring the story of cold fusion up-to-date. This definitive account, will interest all scientists and historians of science, as well as general readers interested in the issues of experimental science and ethical conduct.

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In the spring of 1989, two electrochemists promised the world an energy utopia - clean, cheap, and abundant energy without harmful side effects on the environment. It was the scientific story of the century, broadcast around the globe. Martin Fleischmann and B. Stanley Pons, working at the University of Utah, claimed to have duplicated the high-temperature process powering the sun, at room temperature in a small jar on a laboratory tabletop. This work documents the development of the cold fusion saga and provides a careful and thorough study of the scientific and other issues relating to the controversy. The account concludes with a discussion of the lessons to be learned from the episode and the implications for the proper conduct of science. Drawing parallels with other cases of "pathological science", the text concludes that the history of cold fusion demonstrates once again that science works by exposing and correcting its own errors. This new paperback edition brings the cold fusion up to date, including an evaluation of events over the year since publication of the hardback in May 1992.

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